About the AuthorIan began writing Twohundredpercent in May 2006. He lives in Brighton. He has also written for, amongst others, Pitch Invasion, FC Business Magazine, The Score, When Saturday Comes, Stand Against Modern Football and The Football Supporter. Ian was the first winner of the Socrates Award For Not Being Dead Yet at the 2010 NOPA awards for football bloggers.

The State Of Play – Easter Bank Holiday Special

Traditionally, the Easter weekend is the time of year that many of the final decisions of promotion and relegation are made. There are plenty of leagues that will go to the last day of the season, but with most teams playing two matches over the next three or four days we are due for a…

10:41 am

Shit Shot Mungo: Episode 10

There has been a degree of high excitement at the Twohundredpercent bunker this week, when we found out that the venerable football magazine “When Saturday Comes” nominated this site as its “Site Of The Month”. I have been a reader of WSC for 21 years now (the front cover of the first edition of it…

9:09 pm

Dover Soul – The Fall & Rise Of Dover Athletic

It’s almost Easter weekend, which means that some of you are probably driving yourselves insane, poring over league tables and fixture lists and working out every conceivable permutation of how your team’s season could end up. A couple of days ago, we pondered how badly things seem to be going for clubs on the south…

10:22 pm

Accrington, Bury & The Spectre Of Match-Fixing

Sometimes, what happens in football matches seems so bizarre that one can only assume that either a higher force or the sleight of hand of match-fixing has been involved. How did both Liverpool and Manchester United score last minute winning goals on the same weekend? The truth, of course, is that they both simply wore…

8:20 pm

Southampton, Insolvency & Bending The Rules

This season, it is probably fair to say, has not been the best of football seasons. Portsmouth are hanging on to their Premier League status and Brighton & Hove Albion seem likely to fall through the relegation trapdoor from League One. Meanwhile, AFC Bournemouth have somehow managed to pull clear of the League Two relegation…

11:38 am

Match Of The Week: Luton Town 3-2 Scunthorpe United

It is fifty years since Luton Town made their first appearance at Wembley, and twenty years since they lost the League Cup final. This weekend, however, in a show of defiance that must even have reddened the faces of the fusty old buffoons of the Football League and the Football Association, they took 40,000 supporters…

9:11 pm

Newcastle United Celebrate April Fools’ Day In Style

For all of his talk about the steep learning curve involved in the difference between supporting a football club and managing a football club, the Newcastle United owner Mike Ashley doesn’t seem to have learnt very much over the last few months. When he first took control at St James Park, he installed Kevin Keegan…

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